PSA (Public Service Announcements)
Ronald E. McNair Commemorative Celebration (ENDS JAN 28)
The 2022 Dr. Ronald E. McNair Commemorative Celebration will broadcast live on Jan. 28, at noon. The theme of the celebration this year is “Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair: Breaking Barriers: A Celebration of STEM Success.” The program will highlight current STEM students and McNair Scholars from across the country. To register, visit NCAT.edu and search “McNair.”
Short Tales for Children (ENDS JAN 30)
Creative Greensboro will present its annual production of “Short Tales for Children” at 2 pm on January 29 and 30 in the Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Audience members must register in advance at creativegreensboro.com. This year’s production features four short original plays written by members of the Greensboro Playwrights Forum. For more information, call 336-373-2974.
Feb One Sit-In Anniversary Celebration (ENDS FEB 01)
North Carolina A&T State University will host the annual Feb One Sit-In Anniversary Celebration, Tuesday, February 1st, beginning at 8am. The event will be livestreamed via the North Carolina A&T Facebook page, and the guest speaker this year will be North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls.
Teen Auditions for “The Tempest” (ENDS FEB 01)
Creative Greensboro will hold auditions for a teen production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” from 5-8 pm, January 31 and February 1 in the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Auditions must be scheduled in advance. The production seeks a diverse cast of teens ages 12-18. To make an appointment, or for more information, visit creativegreensboro.com.
Participatory Budgeting Workshop (ENDS FEB 02)
The next round for Participatory Budgeting Greensboro begins with a virtual Kickoff and Community Workshop Wednesday, February 2, at 7 pm. The City will provide $500,000 for Participatory Budgeting projects recommended by residents. To RSVP for this virtual kickoff event and learn how to get your neighborhood project on the ballot for potential funding, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “budgeting.”
Let’s Talk Law (ENDS FEB 03)
The City’s Human Rights Commission will host the third session of the ‘Let’s Talk Law’ series, Probation, Paroles, and Plea Bargains, from 6-7:30 pm on Thursday, February 3. This virtual series is free, but registration is required. To register, or for more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “let’s talk law.”
NCWorks Entrepreneurship Workshop (ENDS FEB 05)
NCWorks is hosting a one-day/six-hour Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Workshop from 9am to 3pm, Saturday, February 5 at the NCWorks Career Center in Greensboro, 2301 W. Meadowview Rd., Room 273. Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion from the National Association of Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership. To register, call 336-297-9444. Or for more info, visit GuilfordWorks.org.
Bridging the Triad Popsicle Stick Competition (ENDS FEB 05)
Residents from Greensboro and five other Triad cities are invited to compete in Bridging the Triad, a competition to see who can create the most efficient popsicle stick bridge. Anyone 8 or older can compete. To participate, Greensboro residents can pick up free supplies at the Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd. The Greensboro competition will be held from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, February 5, at the Griffin Recreation Center. For more information, call 336-373-2928.
Voices of Change (Disc. FEB 07)
The city of Greensboro’s Human Rights Department invites local youth ages 10 to 18 to use their voices to write and perform poetry about social justice topics, such as race, gender identity, immigrant status, reentry and the impact of criminal records, and more through “Voices of Change.” Participants will meet once a month through May, and twice in June. To register, or for more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “voices of change.”
GSO Parks & Rec Athletic League Registration (Disc. FEB 18)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its spring Youth Baseball league, Men’s Slow-pitch Softball, and Adult Coed Kickball. To register, or to read the Player and Parent Resource Guide for additional league information, visit greensboro-nc.gov/athletics.
Girl Power! Female Depiction in Art (Disc. FEB 25)
From now through February 25th, the University Galleries at North Carolina A&T State University will host “Girl Power! Female Depictions in Art,” a new exhibition featuring works from A&T’s permanent collection and consisting of art spanning mediums, time periods, and cultures. The University Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, visit ncat.edu and search “University Galleries.”
Children’s Consignment Sale (ENDS Mar 12)
Pleasant Union United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Children’s Consignment Sale on Thursday March 10 and Friday March 11, from 5 – 8pm, and Saturday March 12 from 8am to noon, at 5929 Coble Church Road in Liberty, North Carolina. Items include children’s clothing, maternity clothing, shoes, toys, games, and more. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.685.4093. Donations will also be accepted.
Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt (Disc. DEC 30)
Eight local cities and towns have launched the Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt. Just download the free Piedmont Discovery mobile app and browse the app for clues about which parks to search. Each month, the county-wide contest will give away new prizes. Remember to stay on trails and pathways and out of planted areas and water while you hunt. For more information, or to enter, visit piedmontdiscoveryapp.com.
Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at email@example.com.
Aggies At The Goal Line
For the past 6 years, the Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Reach out today! Scholarships are available. Don’t let anything hold you back!
Take Me Home
The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.
Guilford County Schools
– Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.